The team is here to help coordinate partnership efforts as needed to aid in Haiti relief.
Dr. Lee Jacobs
Lee Jacobs is a recently retired infectious disease and internal medicine physician from Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Jacobs is the founder of Central Asian Partners, a non-profit organization focused on mobilizing North American churches to support work in Central Asia. Until September 2010, he was the missions pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia.
Since the mid-1980's. Dr. Jacobs has led health care teams throughout the world in support of various field platforms including unreached peoples and disaster responses.
He is married to Deb Jacobs and has three children and two granddaughters, all living in Georgia.
Crawford Hitt is the Executive Director for Edu-Pack. The organization was started in 1998 after he traveled to Haiti and saw school children and their parents fighting to get pencil and paper so they could go to school. He later learned that school supplies were a valued commodity and most schools required the children to provide their own school supplies. Since most families could not afford to purchase school supplies for their children, their school attendance was spotty. Shortly after his return to the USA, he and his wife Sheila began to collect school supplies and distribute them in Haiti. Today, Edu-Pack distributes around 10,000 Edu-Pack backpacks of school supplies to children in the USA and the Caribbean Rim (Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala. Costa Rica and Mexico). Crawford has led over 75 short term mission trips.
Edu-Pack has had feature articles on its' work by Moody Radio, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Mareitta Daily Journal and several other regional publications. Their work was recently reported in Delta's SKY magazine.
Crawford is a partner in Vereb Hitt and Associates - a mission risk mitigation consultation company that works with churches and mission sending organizations to reduce their mission risk. Because of his years of experience in missions, he is frequently asked to aid churches in developing their mission activity in Haiti and that experience helped in forming the North American Haiti Partnership.
Crawford is a life long resident of Georgia and works as a Security Sales Consultant in Physical Security. He graduated from Kennesaw University with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Georgia State University with a degree in Urban Studies. He is married to his high school sweetheart the former Sheila Diane Morris. Sheila is a fifth grade school teacher for Cobb County with a Masters Degree in Education. They are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia where Crawford serves on the mission leadership team. They have three grown children; Ben, Andrew and Sarah plus one adopted son, Handel Estivene, and one grandchild, Austin.
Bekah has a passion for mobilizing and preparing mission teams to go to fields around the world. She worked as Director of Missions for Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA for 7 years leaving her position in September 2010.
Bekah's passion for missions continues as she has worked to form NAHP and serves to continue the partnering efforts toward long term aid in Haiti.
She lives in Woodstock, GA with her husband Donny and two little boys, Noland & Elijah.